日本での一年間

March 8, 2011

Osaka: Dotonbori

Filed under: Cuisine, Domestic, Food, Kansai, Trips — Tags: , , , , , , , , — myyearinjapan @ 5:08 am

It seems that no trip to Osaka is complete without stopping by Dotonbori and taking a picture of the Glico running man sign. The Glico running man may be the most recognizable symbol of Osaka. Dotonbori is an area famous for food in a city famous for food. Osaka is a port city and various delicacies of the sea are easy to find in Dotonbori. Whether you want sushi, octopus balls or crab, you can find it in Dotonbori.

The Glico Running Man has been at Dotonbori since 1935. Glico is an Osaka based company that makes sweets, so eating their products will probably not help you cross the finish triumphantly like the man on the sign.

Doesn't the running man look somehow larger in this reflection? I wonder why.

The Kani Doraku Crab has been above this crab restaurant since 1960. He is 6 and a half meters long and his arms move.

This giant hand is coming out of the wall to grab a piece of maguro, tuna. This is not mechanized and does not move.

This demon is above a store front that sells takoyaki, octopus balls.

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